Network System Administrator at Fetch Robotics
San Jose, CA, US

Fetch Robotics is a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup in San Jose, CA that will revolutionize the way work is done in large warehouses and delivery centers with innovative robotic solutions. Our team members are robotics experts with multidisciplinary backgrounds.  We are currently seeking a Network System Administrator to join the IT team.  

Under the supervision of the Senior Systems Administrator, this role will assist with the availability, performance, security, and maintenance of the production infrastructure for Fetch Robotics. The candidate will aid in the provisioning, installation, configuration, and operation of systems, hardware and software, plus other related infrastructure.  


A regular checklist of upkeep tasks will need to be run through on a regular basis. The position will also include tracking inventory of workplace tools and related documentation, plus assisting in the maintenance of a professional-looking workspace.

As well as technical skills and knowledge, this role also requires that the person possesses solid team skills and ethic, is able to communicate well with others and understands the importance of the requirement of providing service to end-users with varying levels of technical understanding.



  • 4+ years of professional experience in Networking and/or Systems Administration in a mixed OS environment. Operating systems must at a minimum include Ubuntu/Debian distributions as well as Windows 7 and 10.
  • 4+ years of professional experience supporting corporate network, including Cisco and other industry-standard switches and routers, plus firewall software and hardware and debugging tools (software or hardware).
  • 4+ years of professional experience supporting network infrastructure services, including but not limited to DHCP, DNS, VPN, and secure protocols. Vyos/Vyatta experience a plus.
  • 4+ years supporting a production environment working both in a team and, where required, solo.
  • 4+ years of experience with logging and monitoring tools, such as Nagios, Groundwork, Big Brother, Sumologic, Solarwinds.
  • Familiarity with programming and scripting languages such as C, C++, Perl, Python, Bash, and others.
  • Familiarity with automation tools such as ansible or puppet a plus.
  • Experience with some sort of VMI; Ovirt or QEMU a plus.
  • Ability to lift, rack and cable data closet hardware either with provision or in tandem with others.


Fetch robots are autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and, as such, a key component of the robot is how it navigates and locates itself on a warehouse floor. There are several hardware components that the robot has to manage and this is based on an ROS based system running on Linux. Managing the robot fleet is a cloud-based data collection and management portal. An Escalation Engineer job requires in-depth knowledge of Linux and an affinity to learn and invent new debugging techniques.

What we offer:


  • Competitive salary 
  • Equity-based on experience
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D
  • Flexible time off - work hard & play hard
  • Awesome company culture